Thursday, March 7, 2013

What Barry Does Best

Despite a sudden change in venue, we had a wonderful meeting. Barry used the Magic Banana story to illustrate how magic creates memories and smiles. The importance of using stories to enhance life.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Local Rotarians are Working to Eradicate Polio

Local Rotarians are collecting money to further their goal of eradicating polio from the face of the earth. Since Rotary International began this project 25 years ago polio cases have declined by more than 99% and today polio is endemic in only four countries; Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match every dollar that local Rotarians raise in the effort.
The loose change in your pocket will make a reality of a polio free world.  A world where no child will ever again be crippled by this terrible disease.  Help the local Rotarians do their part in this fight by dropping some change into a can.  Then you will have helped to change the world.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Lions, Tigers, and BEARS! Oh, My!

Glenn Turner (left) from Sevierville Sunrise Rotary, welcomes Resource Officer Aubrey Deck (right) from Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency to the morning meeting of Sunrise Rotary.   Officer Deck presented a program on the issues with wild bears in Sevier County.   He emphasized the need for educating county residents and visitors to respect the habitat and habits of bears.  Many people forget that bears are wild animals and feeding bears can cause problems for the animals, as well as, humans. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Shrinking the World

Tom Cole (left) from Volunteers For China and representing Amity Foundation is welcomed to Sevierville Sunrise Rotary by Rotarian Pat White (right).  Cole used a media presentation to showcase the parts of China where his team had taught English.  Amity Foundation sponsors a summer English Program that using English-speaking volunteers to teach English to Chinese teachers.  Cole emphasized that the one-month teaching assignment fostered ‘building relationships and understanding of other cultures’. 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I Love Sevierville Luncheon

Our annual I Love Sevierville Luncheon is less than a month away!

By working really hard and taking all aspects of the fundraiser, we are poised to make more money than last year.  Remember, this fundraiser is for our scholarship fund.

If you have any questions, please email me.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Brave or Insane?

Here's a nice little video of our fearless Kevin doing acrobatics.

You might want to keep a barf bag handy.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The First Post

In effort to keep everyone up to date and allow commenting at everyone's leisure, I have created this blog.  I will be updating as time allows.